Miss Me

This past weekend, we laid my sweet grandmother to rest and finally started the path to closure. At her funeral, we were able to pick which prayer to put on a card as a keepsake for those who came to pay their respects. Our choice was a poem called “Miss Me”. It goes likes this:

Miss Me

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long.

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared.

Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,

And each must go alone.

It’s all a part of the Master’s Plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,

Go to the friends we know.

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me but let me go.

 

We all knew it was the right one because we all cried when we read it. It’s perfectly fitting for my Grandma. She knows how much we will miss her but she would not want anyone to mourn for long. I wanted to keep this close to me so I added a few other keepsakes to make a small memorial.

 

I used a small, black frame I had lying around. Next, I simply chalk painted it, waxed it, distressed it glued a black ribbon to the back. The beads around the edge were actually my Grandmas. I always think of her wearing red. It was a great color on her and she wore it often. The flowers that dressed her casket were beautiful. They were shades of bright red in roses, Gerber daisies and lilies. Laying behind the card are petals from a single red rose from her casket. This is the closest thing I will have to last moment I saw her face. It is a precious little gift that I will keep forever.

 

 

 

 

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